Learn the art of Modern Calligraphy in a 3 hour workshop with Betty Ling Calligraphy!
We will cover all the basics from understanding the tools of pointed pen calligraphy, basic strokes, forming letters, and developing a unique style.
Whether you’re interested in learning a new form of art, looking to hone you current calligraphy skills, hoping for a fun hobby, or simply want to spend time with a friend learning something new, this class is perfect for you.
This workshop covers all of the basics of modern calligraphy, including: introduction to all of the essential calligraphy tools, how to use a pointed pen, creating basic shapes, scripting the upper and lowercase alphabet, and word practice.
During the class you will receive hands-on instruction that will prepare you to practice the beautiful art of calligraphy. You will receive a starter kit that includes an assortment of pen nibs and holders, ink and a quality practice pad. There is no previous experience necessary, nor do you have to have good penmanship to take this class. All levels are welcome!
You will learn the basic knots of macrame to design and create your own macrame wallhanging. We will be working with cotton rope, jute, driftwood, raw alpaca fleece, and clay beads. No previous experience is necessary; all levels welcome!
Come learn the basics and beginner techniques of Modern Calligraphy! All students will receive everything they need to dive in – all tools come with the class, and are yours to take home. We’ll cover everything from basic strokes to full alphabets, and talk about developing your personal calligraphy style in this comprehensive 3 hour class. It’s going to be a great time! This will be a small, intimate class; we can’t wait to have you!
If you’re interested in learning calligraphy, thinking of starting your own business, or just like to try something new – this class is for you. This class is truly meant for beginners – if you’ve never picked up a calligraphy pen before, you’ll want to take this class! Lauren will go over the basics, including dipping your pen in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script letter forms, and developing your own lettering style.
Plus, there will be brunchy treats and refreshments! (think donuts and mimosas)
For this workshop, students are required to be familiar with the pointed pen. Students must know how to create shaded (thick) strokes and hairline (thin) strokes, and transition from thick to thin and vice versa.
Here’s what they will be covering in class:
– a review of the fundamental concepts of Copperplate script (proportions, slant, shades, ovals, etc.)
– the basic strokes of the uppercase letters and drill exercises
The objective of this class is for students to have a confident grasp of the basic tools and the necessary skills they need to continue their lowercase practice at home. This class is for students who want to learn the fundamentals of lowercase Copperplate script.
The class will cover:
key concepts of Copperplate script
structure & techniques
the entire lowercase alphabet
No prior calligraphy experience is required for this class. This is a great class for beginners and seasoned calligraphers who are looking to refine their Copperplate script.
*All supplies will be provided, however students are more than welcome to bring their own nibs and penholders.
In this 3.5 hour workshop, you’ll learn and practice all the brush calligraphy basics: How to choose and hold the brush pen, how to connect each stroke deliberately and carefully, and how to use a “critical eye” when evaluating your work.
In this class, Nina and Grace of Calligraphy Companion will be showing you how to address and flourish envelopes and write placecards just in time for the holidays! You will learn how to line envelopes and use a lightpad, mix gouache, and draw decorative flourishes around your envelope and placecards.
Each student will receive a kit with a couple of envelopes, a set of placecards, and a sample of some of our favorite inks.No prior experience needed.
You will need a penholder (oblique and/or straight) and nibs for this class.
This class is for students who want to improve their Copperplate script and trouble shoot common issues.
In this intensive bootcamp, Calligraphy Companion will focus mainly on the details of Copperplate script (e.g. slant, oval forms, letter proportions and ratios, shades, hairlines, etc.) and the methods for achieving uniformity in those facets. Technical aspects of practice such as pen and paper angles, pen grip, tine movement, squaring tops and bottoms of stems, etc. will also be discussed in this class.
Each student will have one-on-one time with the instructors that is catered to his or her needs.
REQUIREMENTS: To get the most out of this bootcamp, they recommend that students have some knowledge and experience with Copperplate script, such as basic letter structures of both uppercase and lowercase.